After a few days in Manarola, we will be pick up a car in La Spezia, spend a few hours in Lucca, then continue on to Siena.
(After a few nights in Siena, and day trips to San G, Volterra & small towns to the south, we'll drop the car in Orvieto and take the train on to Rome.)
Can anyone recommend a good scenic (but not super slow) route, especially for the Lucca to Siena segment? Seems like these might be the options, but I could use some tips on the pros/cons:
1) Autostrada around Florence then thru Poggibonsi? (~1hr 30mins)
2) Thru Altopascio, Fucecchio, Castelfiorentino & Poggibonsi? (~1hr 50mins)
3) Autostrada around Florence, then SS222 thru Chianti? (~2hrs)